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Brits go red white and blue in their gardens

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British gardeners are getting bored of traditional decoration for their garden spaces, so are deciding to fly the flag for Britain by going for red, white and blue, diyweek.net reports.

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British gardeners are getting bored of traditional decoration for their garden spaces, so are deciding to fly the flag for Britain by going for red, white and blue, diyweek.net reports. A quarter of gardeners surveyed told wood care brand Cuprinol that they are tired of the commonplace green and brown in their gardens, which has led 36 per cent of those questioned to add bright colours to wood and metal garden products. In particular, red, white and blue paint has seen a boost in popularity in the year that saw the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics. Sales of terracotta red went up by 74 per cent, compared to last year, while pale jasmine white has also seen sales increase by 8 per cent. Barleywood blue is also on the up, with a 4 per cent increase. Kathryn Ledson, Cuprinol's marketing manager, told aboutproperty.co.uk: "It's great to see Brits showing their patriotic side through their garden decor." Bright colours have previously been reserved for interiors, but with the growing trend for creating an outdoor space which complements the inside, more and more Brits are using creative touches." The garden fence was the most popular garden apparatus for people to paint, with 66 per cent of people saying they would do so. This was followed by the garden shed, with 50 per cent, with a further 43 per cent saying they would brighten other outdoor items.

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Samantha Bartlett

14th September 2012